Last week we kicked off our Honolulu Climathon with a Climate Action Talk Story event featuring local experts, activists, and business leaders to share their vision for a cleaner, greener future. If you missed the event, see the slideshow here to get all the great tips from our presenters about climate action you can take NOW.
At the event, we realized that people don’t know what hackathons are, so we’re going to share a bit more about why this event is so cool, and how you can get involved!
Perhaps some of you are familiar with the term hackathon? A hackathon is a sprint-like event (of various duration) that allows people to work together for a common goal. The hackathon concept comes from the world of coding and programming, where groups of programmers would gather to build a new app or software program. This one’s a bit different, as we’re focused on climate solutions, which can be high tech, low tech, or public policy hacks.
The Climathon (climate + hackathon) goal is to hack solutions to our designated question: how we can reduce the human impact of tourism in Honolulu. At the Honolulu Climathon, we’re gathering together in an all-day event featuring films, workshops, and the Hackathon to encourage out-of-the-box thinking about these important subjects. Together the community can collectively find the solutions we need to mitigate the effects of tourism on the island.
To do this we need to work together on all levels: consumers, students, government, policy-makers, non-profits, educators, businesses, and families need to be engaged in this work. Please join us on Saturday, October 26 for an all-day event [final event details forthcoming].
We’re hosting one more Climathon event this week Thursday. Join us for the Sustainability Marketplace, with many of the same businesses and experts that were featured in the previous event. Come meet the experts and companies making a difference here in Hawaii, and shop locally owned and operated (and zero-waste) products. See some of the vendors here in our Instagram post.